Dr. Mark Kevern PT, DPT, SCS
Dr. Kevern earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Duke University in 2004. He has extensive clinical expertise in treating a wide variety of patients from professional baseball, soccer, and tennis athletes to senior patients for joint replacement and fall prevention. In 2006, Dr. Kevern became a Sport Certified Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. He served as the team physical therapist to the University of South Carolina Upstate athletics department. Most recently, Dr. Kevern was the Director of Clinical Education for High Point University’s DPT Program.
Dr. Kevern has presented at numerous national, regional, and local meetings and symposiums in the area of orthopedics predominantly on upper extremity sports injury and prevention. He is an active member of the American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists, ASSET, the ASSET Evidence-Based Medicine Committee, and the American Physical Therapy Association.
Dr. Kevern has two peer-reviewed publications in the area orthopedics:
Kevern, MA; Beecher, M; Roa, S. Reliability of Measurement of Glenohumeral Internal Rotation, External Rotation, and Total Arc of Motion in Three Different Test Positions. Journal of Athletic Training. Sept/Oct 2014: Vol 49: (5).
Krupp, RJ; Kevern, MA; Gaines, MD, Kotara, S; Singleton, SB. Long Head of the Biceps Tendon Pain: Differential Diagnosis and Treatment. JOSPT. Feb 2009: Vol 39: (2).
Dr. April Kevern PT, DPT
Dr. Kevern has over 10 years of experience as a PT. She received her B.S. in exercise science from Campbell University in 2003. In 2006 she graduated from Duke University with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy.
Dr. Kevern is an experienced orthopedic physical therapist and completed Maitland training for manual therapy and is dry needling certified. She also received advanced training in pelvic Health and treats men and women of all ages with pelvic health concerns, including chronic pelvic pain, urinary, and bowel incontinence, pre and postnatal pain/dysfunction, post pelvic and abdominal surgery management, and sexual dysfunction.
Over her career, Dr. Kevern has also worked extensively with neurological disorders including vestibular dysfunctions, balance disorders, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and more.
Originally from Charlotte, April loves living in Asheville with her husband, Mark, and their 2 children. She enjoys reading, exercise, connecting with other Asheville moms, travel, and hiking with her family.
Dr. Nikki Williamson Weiner, OTD, OTR/L, AOEAS
Dr. Nikki Weiner OTD, OTR/L, AOEAS is a licensed occupational therapist and co-founder of The Rising Workplace. Trained as an Advanced Office Ergonomics Assessment Specialist (AOEAS), Nikki performs workplace ergonomic assessment, consulting, and training in settings that range from corporate to home offices. Nikki’s work centers on the dynamic relationship between personal, environmental, and occupational factors in the workplace, with outcomes focused on employee engagement, performance and well-being.
Her areas of clinical expertise include task analysis, assessment, and cognitive intervention. Other professional roles include serving as a clinical educator, researcher, and practitioner in the adult neuro-rehabilitation field. Nikki’s professional work has been published in The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, OTJR: Occupation, Participation, and Health, and Today in OT magazine. Nikki earned a Bachelors in Biological Sciences from the University of Georgia and a Doctorate of Occupational Therapy at Washington University in St. Louis.
David Weiner, LCSW
David has over 15 years of experience as an administrator and licensed behavioral health professional in both the public and private sectors. David has developed and evaluated public health programs in schools, hospitals and private organizations.
David works with businesses to measure workplace trends that affect performance, retention and engagement.
As a clinical therapist by trade, he enjoys expanding his focus to organizations, that are, after all, only as healthy as the individuals that comprise them. David is extensively trained in disability rights regulations including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). He received his Masters in Social Work at the University of Georgia.